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*FRONT DECK UPDATE: New deck construction is complete - will be posting updated photos soon.
Casa Del Mar is located just steps from Rio Del Mar State Beach. This cozy beach house has all the comforts of home for the entire family (or two) and can sleep 10 comfortably. The driveway has parking for 3 vehicles. There is no back yard.
The open 1,500 square foot house has a reverse floor plan. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room with sand shower. The second floor has another full bath and the rest is an open “great room” – combined kitchen, living and dining area – with an outer deck that wraps around 3 sides. Great views of the Monterey Bay and Aptos hills can be had from anywhere on the 2nd floor.
The upstairs “Great Room” features a fireplace, couch, nice ocean view, 32” flat panel cable TV, an iPod dock and high-speed wireless internet. There is also a selection of DVD movies, a CD player and music CD’s, some books and games. A spacious dining table comfortably seats 10-12.
Pack up and take the easy 3-minute walk down the hill, directly to the Rio Del Mar State Beach or walk a bit farther to Sea Cliff State Beach (cement ship, fishing pier and visitor’s center). This is a great stretch of open beach which offers clean, white sand, with year-round bathroom facilities and lifeguards on duty during peak season (June-Aug).
In addition to the Rio Market just down the hill for ice and snacks, it is only a short drive to grocery shopping, Starbucks and other Aptos dining. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz is about a 15-minute drive. If you choose to explore farther south, the Monterey Bay Aquarium (via Hwy 1) is about a 45-minute drive.
*LAUNDRY NOTE* House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. All sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load in dryer. (With a 4-hour turnaround/cleaning time between check-in and check-out, it's impossible for the cleaning crew to launder 7 beds worth of sheets and towels that have been used by potentially 10 guests). We do have high-capacity washer and dryer.
Spring 2015 - upper deck extended, new laminate flooring in front ("Surf") bedroom. December 2014 - new dishwasher installed. April 2014 - new high-capacity washer and dryer installed.
Both bathrooms are stocked with a hair dryer, liquid hand soap and toilet paper.
Also there 4 sets of towels (bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth) in each bathroom.
Downstairs bathroom has a first-aid kit.
The laundry room has a sand shower for a quick rinse....moreless
House is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Beds aren't made but clean sheets are stocked in the bedroom closets -- or you can bring your own. Sheets and towels that are used must be washed prior to departure; OK to leave 1 load running in dryer....moreless
Upstairs great room and downstairs Sand Bedroom....moreless
Thanksgiving Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas/New Year's Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016 3 night min stay
Summer/Holiday Rate 2016 May 27 - Sep 5, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Copy of drivers license is required.
• At least 30 days before arrival date: a full refund will be issued.
• 15-29 days before arrival date: the total rental amount shall be refunded, less 1 night’s Cancellation Fee.
• 14 days or less before arrival date: 50% of the total rent will be forfeited.
No monthly rentals.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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